May 8-10, 2018 | Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford, CT

Event Solutions Center

Mfg4 has partnered with SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media (AMM) to bring you the Mfg4 Event Solutions Center. The Event Solutions Center houses informative and relevant whitepapers from leaders in their respective industries. Below are whitepapers selected from AMM that we believe you will find pertinent as someone interested in Mfg4 and can be downloaded for your use. Enjoy on behalf of Mfg4 and AMM. We look forward to seeing you at the Mfg4 event May 3-5, 2016 in Hartford, CT at the Connecticut Convention Center.


Executive Guide to Business Process Management (BPM) and Integration with ERP

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In today’s business world, change has become a way of life and, in order to survive, businesses are continually looking for ways to deal with and adapt to new conditions. Added to this is the need for organizations to improve operational performance and business agility.




Complete Digital Factory Integration and the IIoT

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Tomorrow’s factories will use Multi-Tasking machines, advanced manufacturing cells, and robotic automation systems together with complete digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing. In such an environment, connectivity of machines and devices allows for enhanced process control, operation monitoring, and analytical capabilities — all within a plantwide or multi-plant cybersecure network connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Joint efforts of machine tool builder Mazak Corporation, manufacturing communications platform provider MEMEX, Inc., and IT leader Cisco have achieved a significant leap forward with the successful digital integration of the Mazak factory. Mazak now accesses and uses real-time manufacturing data to improve overall productivity and agility along with responsiveness to customer and market changes. This project also resulted in the development of a launch platform, called SmartBox, for an easy and secure entrance into the IIoT.



Secure Machine Tool Remote Diagnosis and Production Efficiency With SINUMERIK Integrate

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Siemens values security as a key aspect of each product – from the concept and the solution to the complete lifecycle services. The modern evolution of manufacturing environments requires an increasing volume of data transmission and advanced remote access features. This whitepaper details how SINUMERIK Integrate Access MyMachine and Analyze MyCondition meet innovation trends and modern security demands related to remote diagnosis and remote access to the CNC machine.



CNC Essentials… What You Need To Know

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Often customers are unsure of what to look for in a CNC and more importantly, why? We would like to present article 1 of a 3 part series answering this question and others. There are various CNC features that are considered essential in 2015 and we will try to help establish what they are and why you need them.



zCat Direct Computer Control CMM – Four Decades of Development

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The zCat direct computer control coordinate measure machine, or DCC CMM, is designed to be smaller and portable compared with traditional CMM devices. It has been in the making for more than four decades. The zCat traces its origins to Homer Eaton inventing the Romer Arm in 1974. The arm was a way to measure large objects, such as aircraft, without taking them to a measuring device. After finishing it, “I immediately realized the advantages that a motorized and computer-controlled version of it would offer and I went to work on it,” Eaton said. The technology, however, wasn’t yet in place to turn those ideas into reality. Now, in the 21st century, Eaton’s idea has taken the form of the zCat CMM machines produced by Fowler High Precision.



Ten Warning Signs Your ERP System is Killing Your Business

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This paper describes the warning signs that an ERP system is harming more than helping, and how companies can thrive with a new approach to business systems.



Where Additive Meets Traditional Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is not at odds with conventional manufacturing. In fact, advanced and traditional technologies are greater than the sum of their parts. Learn how to use 3D printing in conjunction with machining, casting and molding to achieve unparalleled production. Watch this webinar to learn how additive technologies improve efficiency with urethane casting, CNC machining can be used to bring additive parts into spec, create quick molding tools and more!

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